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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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Why does it take Palo Alto so long to get things done?
Jun 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 6,004

A recent headline in one of the local papers declared “City moves swiftly to …” A local city moves swiftly! Wow! I say. Because to me, local cities... More
Coping with a tragedy — without coddling ourselves
Jun 9, 2021 12:45 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 6,145

Several years ago, I had lunch with a local police chief and realized he was a bit silent. “Everything okay?” I asked. “Well, not quite,”... More
A quiz: So how much do you really know about Palo Alto?
Jun 2, 2021 12:09 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 8,328

It’s a local newly created zoom game. A small group of Rotary Club of Palo Alto members
played it last Friday evening. President Ben Threlkeld, O.D., an optometrist... More
Gov. Newsom: Impose water use restrictions NOW. City Council: Vote on police encryption ASAP
May 25, 2021 1:51 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 5,565

Why hasn’t Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that we should immediately start cutting down our water usage because California will have a devastating drought this... More
Police departments using PR techniques to justify their actions
May 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,273


I am concerned. Police departments around the country are circling their wagons because of recent public criticisms about their officers’ wrongdoings, most notably... More
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